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Jan 10

Tips for Guided Reading Success

By Matt | Reading , Strategies

Guided Reading Tips to help you engage students at your small group and in the classroom!

by Bec West (Guest Author) 6 Tips for Guided Reading SuccessWhat makes guided reading an effective learning approach for young readers and upper elementary students? Here are 6 Tips for Guided Reading Success.Create a quality learning environment with space explicitly designed for guided reading.A quality learning environment is pivotal to ensuring consistency and optimal focus of students, […]

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Nov 05

Text Feature Scavenger Hunt (Informational Text)

By TeamTom Education | Products , Reading , Resources

This non fiction text feature scavenger hunt is the perfect resource to practice and engage!

You’re going to enjoy this new product line – Nonfiction Text Feature Scavenger Hunts! They are engaging, active, and focused on text evidence. In this post, you will see: How the Scavenger Hunt Increases Learning. When to Use the Scavenger Hunt. What’s in the Text Feature Scavenger Hunt? Here’s a quick overview video, and then […]

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Aug 04

Research Review for Word Study

By Matt | Reading , Research

What does the research say about word study in upper elementary school?

A quick research review for word study can answer very important questions about literacy curriculum and instruction in our schools.What does the research say about the use of word study?What type of word study instruction is effective in upper elementary and middle school?What are the purposes and effects of teaching word knowledge to transitional readers?In […]

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Jun 09

Summarizing Video Lesson Bundle

By TeamTom Education | News , Products , Reading

Summarizing Unit with a video mini-lesson, days of task cards, and more!

Summarizing Video Lesson Bundle Get ready to take your literacy instruction multi-modal! This new summarizing lesson bundle has video, cartoon, guided notes, student talk, writing, speaking, listening, and reading.  Mini-Lesson Video Mini-Lesson to guide students through the basics. Short Story Two short stories for summarizing guided practice. Cartoons To engage and scaffold language learners. Reading […]

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Jun 05

NEWS: Spiral Warmups for Word Study

By TeamTom Education | Products , Reading , Resources

Spiral Warmups for Word Study, Vocabulary, Spelling Patterns.

We are excited to give to you our newest FREE teaching resource to help engage your students and increase learning! Spiralwarmups.com. It’s word study bundled into 3-6 minutes of no-prep, just turn on and learn warm-ups. The warm-ups are designed to spiral the essential reading and writing skills.  >>Tap Here to Sign Up<< Daily Word Study Warm-UpsEach day, […]

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Jun 04

Why Shared Reading is the Most Effective Instructional Activity in the Reading Classroom

By Matt | Reading , Strategies

If you could choose only one Instructional Activity for Reading what would it be? What one strategy would you use to increase reading levels? Would you choose guided reading, reading mini-lessons, read-alouds, or test prep? Well, okay… I know you wouldn’t choose test prep, but what about: leveled texts? reading stations? independent reading with conferences? […]

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Mar 22

How to Teach Context Clues

By Matt | Products , Reading

How can you teach context clues, so that is easy for students to master and use!

How do I teach context clues? How do my students use context clues? If you teach reading, you’ve probably wondered these questions about how to teach context clues.Simple Ways to Learn Context CluesYou know that decoding word sounds is one of the major obstacles to reading fluency. You also know that there is another major obstacle…using context […]

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